Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Little Birdie!

     I have been having stamping withdrawal!!!  Two weeks ago I had the privilege of working with Kelley and her husband Rick of Our Daily Bread Designs at the Gateway Stamping Convention.......what fun it was to help them out and get to know them both.  They have doing shows down to a fine science and it was exciting staying till the end and helping them take things down.....I so admire organized people. 
      Of course, since it was a stamp convention I had a lot of fun getting some new stamps - but not so fun when that thing called 'life' kept me too busy these past two weeks, and I couldn't get into my stamp room.  Had a few hours today (which I may not have again for a week) and decided to get something done.  I loved this new paper Susan Winget paper I got from K & C Company and dug out some old Stampin Up Eggplant Envy to so with my new stamp from ODBD - Bird and Butterly Labels.  This card will be entered in the Our Daily Bread Design Challenge this week as well as the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge.  The second picture shows the hand detail I used, but I decided I liked it only going part of the way around, just a little something different.  I also used a stamp from the Bird Borders and Corners  (ODBD) set on the inside of the card and envelope.  

Supplies:  ODBD stamp and coordinating Nestabilities, Stampin' Up Eggplant Envy Ink, DP, ribbon left on a bag at the store from J Jill, Edge punch

Friday, June 10, 2011

Flag Day (FLLCJUNE11)

     My husband and one of my co-workers both have Birthdays on Flag Day next I started making cards for them today.  Most years I make my DH a golf themed card, as he loves to golf!!  This year I wanted to change it up a little.  Flourishes is sponsoring The Stars, Spangled Challenge during their new release, asking that we use the colors of our countries flag (for me the USA - red, white and blue) I decided to jump into the challenge with this card.  Now that I have this out of the way for him I need to start working on Fathers Day.....hmmm, maybe that will be a golf theme!

Supplies:  CS, Versafine Black Ink, Ala mode white, ribbon, rhinestones, CB EF stars

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sentiment Only

     This picture doesn't really do justice to this card.....but I am happy with it.  The challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs was to use a sentiment only - no images......I jumped at the chance so I could use some dies and bling.  
     This weekend I will be attending the Gateway Stamp Convention in Collinsville, Illinois.  It will be my last since we are moving - I have been attending for 6 years now.  This year will be a special experience for me as a few months ago I contacted Kelley at Our Daily Bread Designs to see if she might like some help, and she wrote me this week to say, yes, I could help demo.......I'm sure it will be work, and may even get a little tedious at times, but I am thrilled to be helping someone who has a great product that I enjoy using.....there will even be time to do some shopping!!!  If your from the area be sure to stop by and say 'Hi' - there are lots of vendors, demos and product to purchase. 

Challenges:  Our Daily Bread Design ODBDSLC63 - Sentiment Only
                       Make It Monday - Anything Goes
                       Stampin Sisters in Christ - something new (Recollections Rhinestone Circles)

Supplies:  Floral Doily Motifs Die, Grand Big Scalloped Circle Die, DP, ODBD Sentiment, Recollections Rhinestones, VersaFine Black Inc

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friendship is Timeless

     Wow - being on vacation has really put me behind in my stamp room.....Good news is we sold our home while I was at the ranch before the sign could even be put in the ground.  Praise the Lord on that we have to hustle to Atlanta and start looking for one to move in to!!
     I have a girlfriend who is having some knee surgery today - I made her this card to cheer her up.....she is very athletic and I hope she is up and running soon.  I was going to use my 'confidence is sexy' stamp on the inside because this little lady looks so full of joy an happiness as she rides along.....but I found a better sentiment on friendship to use.
     I just love this Mo Manning stamp and have been itching to use her......she will be used again soon as she is such fun to color and as I said I love how she exudes happiness and joy as she goes about her day!!! 

Submitting this to Dream Valley Challenges for their challenge to use a stamp this week.

Materials used:  Kraft paper, CS, Nesties Oval and Scalloped, Cuttlebug EF, Mo Manning Stamp,  Inky Antics Sentiment, Copics

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